Real Rooms: Penny’s Vintage Inspired Montessori Nursery

A few weeks ago, I shared a little tour of Fern’s room – revamped for her new developmental stage – and asked you readers to submit your little one’s rooms for me to share in a new series here at Disney Baby called “Real Rooms”. Well, I received a submission from Jenn Pierce of the blog Monkey & Squirrel (and owner of Monkey & Squirrel on Etsy) and I am so excited to share it with you! Her daughter Penny’s room is filled with vintage detailing and child-focused Montessori set-up (much like my Fern’s room). The room is lovely and packed full of inspiration for you! Enjoy – and don’t forget to submit your child’s room as well (e-mail submissions to:!

  • Real Rooms: Penny's Vintage Inspired Montessori Nursery

    Real Rooms: Penny's Vintage Inspired Montessori Nursery

    Have a peek in Penny’s lovely, child-focused and beautiful nursery and get some inspiration!

  • Play Area

    Play Area

    I love how there are plenty of manipulatives for Penny to access, but they’re organized neatly so she can see all her options and choose accordingly. Much easier than everything being dumped in a big toy box and done in an aesthetically pleasing way. Perfect for both parent and child’s sensibilities.

  • Storage Solutions

    Storage Solutions

    These bowls make great storage for manipulatives – keeping them well-organized, but in sight.

  • Pom Pom Garland

    Pom Pom Garland

    This pom pom garland is fantastic! I love the scale of it and how nicely it highlights the faux taxidermy.

  • Vintage Detailing

    Vintage Detailing

    A collection of vintage details is lovely – especially that Playskool puzzle. A creative way to use what you already have an make it into decor.

  • Exploring


    Here’s Penny, exploring her environment and enjoying play time.

  • Sleep Area

    Sleep Area

    Penny has a Montessori floor bed, much like my daughter’s that allows her to explore her space freely.

  • Shelf Decor

    Shelf Decor

    Pretty embroidered designs from Jenn’s own Etsy shop along with vintage blocks and that Fisher Price record player are fun additions to the space.

  • Vintage Wall Hangings

    Vintage Wall Hangings

    These vintage wall hangings are a great way to fill the space and make it seem more complete.

  • More Little Details

    More Little Details

  • Self-Exploration


    While this mirror at the child’s level is used more often for infants, it can still be a fun way for older babies to self-explore – especially as they’re learning about facial expressions and can practice making them in the mirror.

  • Reading + Soft Toys

    Reading + Soft Toys

    Having baskets set out at Penny’s level allows her to easily access her books at will and keeps things organized and clutter-free.

  • Clever Reading Shelves

    Clever Reading Shelves

    These shelves are perfect for the more delicate paper-paged books that Penny may not be quite ready to check out on her own. It also adds to the space as decor since the books are pretty vintage ones.

  • Changing Area

    Changing Area

    This vintage dresser has been converted into a changing table – great multi-purpose piece and I love how Jenn highlighted it with a grouping of sweet little vintage frocks hung as art.

  • Vintage Clothes Display

    Vintage Clothes Display

    Here’s a close up of these adorable, little garments. The finishing touch to a lovely little room! Thanks for sharing Jenn! And feel free to submit photos of your little one’s inspired space! (e-mail submissions to:

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